WOOP—Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan

“The Wisdom Paradox,” Elkhonon Goldberg details the many ways the brain deteriorates with age: brain cells die, mental operations slow. But a lifetime of intellectual effort can lead to empathy and pattern awareness. “What I have lost with age in my capacity for hard mental work,” Goldberg writes, “I seem to have gained in my capacity for instantaneous, almost unfairly easy insight.” David Brooks

http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/daydreaming_and_mental_contrasting_for_goal_fulfillment_with_gabriele_oetti

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